Golf

Donaldson bags shot of the year award for Europe's Ryder Cup winning wedge shot

Jamie Donaldson

London, Jan 16 - Welsh professional golfer Jamie Donaldson has bagged the European Tour's shot of the year award for the wedge shot that helped Europe clinch the Ryder Cup.

Donaldson, whose approach to the 15th at Gleneagles secured a win in his match against Keegan Bradley and ensured Paul McGinley's side retained the trophy, said that he had claimed at the time that he had just hit the shot of his life, given the circumstances.

Donaldson claimed that he would never get tired of talking about it, adding that it was such an amazing moment, the BBC reported.

Nicklaus optimistic Woods and U.S. Ryder Cup team will bounce back from golfing lulls

Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods

Wellington, Jan 15 - U.S. golf legend Jack Nicklaus is optimistic that former world number one Tiger Woods and the American Ryder Cup team both will bounce back after going through golfing lulls.

Woods, who is returning from a back injury, has not won a major since he took his total to 14, second on the all-time list, at the 2008 US Open.

18-time Major winner Nicklaus said that Woods has had a great career, and he doesn't think that the former world number one's career is over, Stuff.co.nz reported.

McIlroy jots down season's goals on back of first flight's boarding pass every year

Rory McIlroy

Johannesburg, Jan 14 - World number one golfer Rory McIlroy has revealed that he has a habit of jotting down his season's goals on the back of the boarding pass of his first flight every year.

However, the Northern Irishman did not disclose his goals for 2015. But one of his goals might be to grab a history-making win at Augusta National.

How practice actually makes people perfect

How practice actually makes people perfect

Washington, Jan 9 - A new study has shed lights on how tasks are learned and has shown that one can learn two different skills at once or learn a single skill faster.

The research conducted at University of Cambridge and the University of Plymouth found that the particular motor memory which is active and modifiable in the brain at any given time depends on both lead-in and follow-through movement, and that skills which may otherwise interfere can be learned at the same time if their follow-through motions are unique.

McIlroy smiles sheepishly as `Sweet Caroline` is played during rugby match

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy

London, Dec 27 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy saw the funny side of American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond's song 'Sweet Caroline' as the song was played during a rugby match.

' Sweet Caroline' was played during the half-time interval of Ulster's math against Connacht and the world number one golf player couldn't help but smile when he listened to the song, the BBC reported.

Aditi Ashok wins All-India Ladies and Juniors Girls Golf Championship

Aditi Ashok wins All-India Ladies and Juniors Girls Golf Championship

Bangalore, Dec 23 - Aditi Ashok has won the Indian Golf Union (IGU) All-India Ladies and Juniors Girls Golf Championship 2014, defeating Anisha Padukone on the final lap.

Ashok, who had won the strokeplay event earlier, took an early lead, with the local girl winning by eight holes, with just seven left to play.

Ashok had also won the IGU Eastern India event in Kolkata. (ANI)

McIlroy named European Tour's Golfer of the Year for second time in three seasons

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy

Wellington, Dec 17 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy capped an outstanding 2014 for the world number one spot and has been named the European Tour's Golfer of the Year for the second time in three seasons.

McIlroy bagged the British Open title in July and the US PGA Championship crown in August, to win the third and fourth majors of his career, before he went on to win three points as Europe retained the Ryder Cup in September, Stuff.co.nz reported.

Woods to design new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai

Woods to design new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai

New Delhi, Dec 16 : Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods would design the new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties and operated by The Trump Organization.

Set within the 55 million square feet master community of AKOYA Oxygen, the 'Trump World Golf Club, Dubai' would include a state-of-the-art clubhouse, world-class restaurant and pro shop. The course would be situated at the heart of the development, with some of the highest premium, residential developments in Dubai overlooking the course.

McIlroy calls for faster version of golf to attract young players

McIlroy calls for faster version of golf to attract young players

London, Dec 16 : Northern Ireland golf ace Rory McIlroy has called for a faster version of the sport in order to attract young players, as sport England figures have shown that the number of 16-25 year-olds playing the game regularly has almost halved between 2009-10 and 2012-13.

McIlroy said that everything's so instant now and everyone doesn't have as much time as they used to, adding that one maybe needs to try some way of speeding the game up.

McIlroy bags BBC's Northern Ireland Sport Personality of 2014 award

McIlroy bags BBC's Northern Ireland Sport Personality of 2014 award

London, Dec 16 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has been named as BBC Northern Ireland's Sport Personality of 2014 after Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton beat him by a small margin for the main national award.

McIlroy received the Northern Ireland honour after Sunday's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony in Glasgow. Boxer Carl Frampton and Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher were second and third in the Northern Ireland awards.



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